At a stop light I simply reached down lifted the phone chest high and glanced quickly, (maybe 3 secs tops) at my directions and placed it back in the cupholder.
I have done some research on the net and simply cannot find an up to date posting of the current applicable legislation or law that is current. I can only find blogs, discussions, and other forums, that have some decent info, but not enough to base my decision on whether I want to risk additional fees by challenging this at a hearing and being found guilty.
Does anyone have an informed or professional opinion on this? I totally agree that laws are needed about this.... but it really irritates me how the cops are sent out to basically make revenue on a single day as opposed to consistently enforcing the law, meanwhile when I see a squad car these days at least one, sometimes both cops are holding a cell up to their face. These guys couldn't even tell me what the law was when I asked.
I have read where people have beat these violations by bringing in their cell phone records. and various other cases touching on certain technicalities of how the device was being used have had different results so I am very interested in finding out more so I can possibly avoid the 130.00 fine.
I hope there are others who might read this that are also interested in knowing what exactly our rights are as well as informing others on legislation that has such a "grey area" when it comes to interpreting this new law.
thanks in advance!